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Toumani Diabate's playing here is in an unexpected setting - if you are used to hearing his superb kora playing on its own or with guitar (on two albums with the late Ali Farka Toure.) On this recording, made with some of the best musicians in Mali we hear Toumani's kora integrated with an array of instruments some more traditional, some modern. I've heard that this group have a residency (or had) in one of Bamaka's top hotels. It's a superb recording of the kora within a larger group. And as expected, Toumani's playing shines through it all.